Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus | Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
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4,523 Ratings
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser AventinusSchneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#404
Reviews:
2,154
Ratings:
4,523
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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337
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Photo of jbonapar
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my real Aventinus Glass I ordered online!

Beautiful, amazing head forms immediately. You have to pour slow as this bear grows!

Smell - pure sweetness, plum, spice.

Taste - where to begin, over-ripe banana, cloves, cardamon almost a hint of chai tea spices, raisins balanced by a subtle dark chocolate bitterness. The alcohol peeks through adding some warmness.

The best aspect of this beer is the mouthfeel, just superb and full.

WIthout a doubt, one of the best beers around. Just superb.

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Photo of eat
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The last few beers I've tried have produced some unimpressive head, so I mistakenly poured way too hard on this one and ended up with more than half a glass of foam. Translucent orange-brown with amber highlights where light shines through. Solid covering of a thick, off-white head. Good retention, no lacing.

Yeast, cloves, nutmeg, coriander, banana, citrus, brown sugar, bread and some astringency. Beautiful smell.

This beer is packed with flavour. It's so well-balanced that it's difficult to pick anything out specifically, all the flavours come together to form a whole. Dark maltiness, nutmeg, cinnamon, astringent and sweet, hints of banana and chocolate, fairly present but balanced alcohol. Short finish with almost no bitterness.

Awesome feel. Creamy medium body with perfect carbonation. There aren't many beers with a feel as good as this.

Since I first tried Aventinus a couple months ago, it's been one of my favorite beers. I prefer drinking strong beers and at 8.2% this one is perfect. It's surprisingly refreshing at such a high ABV. Tons of flavour, great feel and always leaves me feeling great after one bottle...not drunk, just nice. Extremely drinkable, though I don't think I could ever drink more than two.

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Photo of BillyBoysPie
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a big mug at Aufsturz, Berlin.

Pours a deep brown with some amber notes in the light. 2 inch head with lots of lacing.

Cinnamon and cloves come off the nose with sweet rum and roasted malt smells. A touch of alcohol in the smell, but in general a rather Doppelbock style smell. Really yummy smell.

Rich full bodied beer. A touch of caramel and spiced rum against a toasted wheat flavor. Cloves, cinnamon, and Chinese 5 spice. A very yummy beer to enjoy. I'm glad it was a half liter instead of a third.

Full bodied and well carbonated for the style. Really good beer. Drink it sometime - and it is better in Germany.

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Photo of Cs1987
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Dark reddish brown, almost opaque. 2 fingers of head with decent retention.

Smell - Sweet with banana and chocolatey malt. Quite addictive.

Taste - Not quite up with the Weizen Eisbock in terms of strength, but still very enjoyable and complex, with banana, spices and a great dark malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - A classic medium bodied wheat beer texture. Quite lively.

Drinkability - It is too easy to forget this is 8.2 % ABV.

Overall - Simply outstanding.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

5oomL bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date found.

(A)- Pours a clear dark brown amber that produced a good off-white head that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A bizarre minerality & smokiness to the beer. Bits of malty richness. A little vanilla in there.

(T)- Malty & rich. Bits of lemon & wheat with roasted bread and caramel-like sweetness.

(M)- Great carbonation level & balance. Very smooth going down. Sweet & rich but is balanced with nice lemon citrus plus a nice wheat-like neutrality.

(D)- A good brew with a confusing smell. It might be a tad old perhaps? Very malty & filling though. One of these really sticks to you. I dont know how fresh or old this one actually is, but I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of MasterSki
2.87/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is the 2002 brewery-aged version. Apparently Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Bucs won the Super Bowl, and the Euro was adopted in this fine year. Served in a weizen glass.

A - Two fingers of quick-dissolving foam, over top of an attractive transparent orange-brown liquid with lots of bubbles and suspended sediment. No lace, cap, collar, nada - looks like sparkling juice or something.

S - Very vinous, but also some date, caramel, and figgy malt character. There's a touch of booziness - kind of in a rum-soaked banana way - and maybe some spice as well. It's a little reminiscent of some Kuhnhenn beers (Winter Wonder, Fourth Dementia), but not as good.

T - Yikes! Taste is incredibly bland - there's a little bit of oxidized wet cardboard character, and only the faintest bit of sweet dark fruit malt. If I had aged this on my own and it had gone downhill like this I wouldn't bother reviewing it, but because Schneider actually packages these vintages and markets them as such I have no choice but to be hard on this brew.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, kind of watery. Not offensive, but not particularly interesting either.

D - If I wanted to get drunk I could finish this, as it's actually quite bland. However, since I actually want beer that tastes good, or at least tastes like SOMETHING, my drain will be savoring this brew instead.

I will review a fresh bottle at some point in the future, but for the time being people need to be warned that the "vintage" Aventinus is pretty bad.

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Photo of ryanonline
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this beer pours a nice dark brown with an off white head maybe a finger high, good lacing.

a lot of scents explode onto the nose, chocolate, banana, raisin, cloves. and a somewhat direct malt smell. maybe some cinnamon on top of the clove.

taste is slightly sweet, with a nice malty base and notes of cloves and raisins throughout, no real hop flavor to speak of. finish of light chocolate.

the mouthfeel is very lightly spritzy with an overall creamy body. and clean.

this beer is incredibly drinkable, well balanced in the body, not overpowering in the flavor, just delicious beer.

love it. best of all, you would never know this is an 8% beer.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 10/23 at a tasting, from notes. Alongside a 2003 vintage, which sucked.

Pours a ruddy brownish-ruby color with a light brown/tan head fading to a film quickly but is easily revived by a few swirls of the tulip. Nice lacing.

Smells of yeasty spiciness, bananas. Wheat twang, raisins and dates. Rich malts and molasses. A hint of maple maybe? Sourdough bread.

Very nicely balanced brew, lively yeast character. It has a candied sweetness to it, which is well tempered by the yeast spiciness.

Carbonation is felt on your tongue, not over-carbonated but noticeable. Drinkability is outstanding, I would love to pair this bottle with a hearty dinner.

The 2003 alongside the fresh bottle was atrocious. Too oxidized, sherry notes but not enjoyable. Overly candied honey sweetness. Don't age this beer.

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Photo of Spineypanda
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark in color like a dopplebock with a nice billowing head.
Smells of dark cherries and some delicious malts, like an abbey style ale.
Tastes great! Has some chocolate hints with dark fruits like plum. YUM

I would buy this everyday if I could afford it.

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Photo of cassanoj
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Eku Weizen glass. Looks like black cherries with a rich, foamy head the color of nutmeg.

Smells like ripe fruit: bananas, oranges, berries. Undertones of chocolate, vanilla and cloves.

The taste is creamy with a light carbonation. Sweet alcohol, berries, cloves, chocolate, maybe a bit of nutmeg. The yeast character is nice. Really complex beer.

Mouthfeel is great. Full, rich, crisp, tingly.

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Photo of northaustin
3.35/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a semi hazy dark brown which has very quickly dissappearing white head. leaves no lacing.

smell: very hidden malts with alot of alchohol. nothing else to say.

taste: complex malts mixing very well and masking the alchohol competely.

mouthfeel: kinda sticky, the beer is undercarbonated and kinda syrupy.

drinkability: kind of sessionable, very full flavored and affordable.

not alot to say about this one besides its just good.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into an Aventinus glass. White froth rises up and spits forth a beautiful aroma from the tiny, tiny bubbles comprising the head. Aroma is of banana/plantain?, dates, raisins, spices? and other sweet nectars. Amazing. Beautiful. Taste is of dark fruits, wheat, sweet malts and some peppery spice, I believe. Amazing that somehow 8.2% ABV is packed into this beer. Aventinus is just amazing in every way. Only one word can summarize this beer, delicious.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter: hazy medium brown, grayish, almost purple hue. Minimal off-white head. Small amount of lacing.

Aroma is outstanding. Bright, fruity flavors come through backed by hints of clove and ripe bananas. Can only imagine how good an aged bottle of this stuff would smell.

Flavor is very nice, but not as impressive as the aroma in my opinion. Initially sweet, with a spicy and tangy finish. Residual flavor of yeasty funk. Wheaty, bready flavors emerge as well. Mouthfeel is creamy, yet surprisingly medium-light for a stronger, darker beer. Perfect amount of soft carbonation. Eminently drinkable even at 8+ percent.

Aventinus is one of those truly worldly beers. There's nothing quite like it. I've had it several times, including on-tap, and it's consistent and solid in every way.

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Photo of Pecorasc
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured about two-thirds of the 500 ml bottle into a Sam Adams glass. The yeast stayed in the bottle for this review.

Cream colored, irregularly shaped head with large bubbles on the bottom and thin foamy bubbles on top. Thick at first and slowly shrinking to a 1/4 inch. The beer itself is a hazy brown-purple, much more interesting in the thinner sections of the glass. Fairly strong carbonation, although difficult to see due to the haziness of the beer.

The aroma is where this beer begins to really score well. Prune, wheat, black pepper and cloves dominate the nose. Very little alcohol.

Taste: Carmel complements the cloves that were so dominate in the aroma. This beer's relation to Schneider Weisse is pretty evident. The alcohol comes through more and increases steadily as the beer becomes warmer.

Combines the smoothness of a bock and the high carbonation of a weizen. An incredibly drinkable beer for 8.2%. Several liters would not be very difficult.

Overall a great beer. Just wish I was drinking it in Germany.

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Photo of bamadog
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't really believe I didn't try this one sooner as it's very tasty. Pour is from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Looks like a cloudy and murky dark glass of iced tea; lots of sediment; 2 1/2 finger light tan head that is thick and full and has solid retention and eventually fades to a thick and full skim; strong carbonation bubbles up near the sides; no lacing to speak of.

Smell: Tons of spicey and fruity notes (cloves and banana especially); a bit of a tart apple or pear note is in there as well; very faint hints of wheat in the back.

Taste: Simply put, absolutely delicious. Strong sweet banana combines with spicey cloves; the citric apple or pear flavors are in the back but provide a nice balance to the sweet and smooth banana; a sweet vanilla maltiness lingers in teh back as well; warm vapors of alcohol sneak into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Body is full and creamy; carbonation is soft but very present; mouth is left a little sticky and just a tad dry; belly is left quite warm and fulfilled.

Drinkability: Pretty high, actually. Amazing smells and flavors, perfect for a cool evening or desert; price was even reasonable at $4.20 a bottle; ABV is a bit high so it may prevent me from drinking more than one bottle, but it's too good to not drink. Easily understandable why this is a top 100 beer.

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Photo of ritzkiss
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the LCBO, pours a murky dark russet brown, a finger of fizzy head rises to the top but quickly dissipates into spots of head.

Nose is banana, rum drenched raisins, cloves, earth, and a bit of booze in the back.

Bubblegum and banana strike first but are backed with a nice complexity of flavors. Raisins, earth, cocoa, toffee, rum, slight metallic note, cloves, biscuits, light sweetness throughout to balance the drying bitterness that is noticeable in the finish. Balanced and drinkable, just the lightest hint of the booze in the finish. I would probably tone down the banana/bubblegum but that's just a personal preference. Bubbly carb that gives a bit of an edge but never crosses the line of overdone.

Terrific bock that I would gladly pour again on a cold winter night as it warms the soul (and the body!). Complex and delicious, a good combo.

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Photo of batty
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First I must admit I love this beer, so a little bias may be in order. I'll keep it to a minimum.

A: milk-chocolate brown and cloudy, with a slightly-off white head that fades to minimal, but laces continues. not much left on the glass though, so not as sticky as I like to see.

S: dark fruits come through very strongly, plum and pomegranite, with some wheat very present and some almost-burnt caramel. smell a little bit of heat, but not really a bad alocohol bite .. more of an appetizing heat melding with fruity orange-strawberry. lots of dark caramel on the exhale. loving it.

T: what i'm looking for in a weizenbock and what I compare others to - strong dark fruit again and wheat, sweet but well balanced and with what seems like a quick end - but the after-after taste lingers with sweetness and light fruit. some earthiness. some orange, apple, apple skin notes present

M: medium-thick, not quite as much as I would like, but very smooth, wheat evident.

D: awesome, especially for 8.2%.. alcohol not noticeable really at all, just great, smooth.. overall a great beer.

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Photo of Finn
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this weizenbock into a Weihenstephaner nWeizen glass. Smell is of banana, alcohol, biscuits, vanilla and fruit. It's a nice brown, hazy color with strong carbonation rising up, supporting a dense, fluffy head. Definitely smell some booze in there.
The flavor is pretty representative of the smell: Loads of the classic phenolics, like banana, clove, vanilla and such. The malts are sweet, but somewhat subdued. The color made me expect more maltiness. Nice deep fruit flavors from the yeast as well. Mouth feel is full and creamy at first, then the carbonation bites through it nicely. This is a delicious, big, flavorful and complex brew, and it's not hard at all to get through a glass of it. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of cbarrett4
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Arguably the best beer in the WORLD!!!

Schneider Aventinus is the beer that made a craft beer lover out of me. I have enjoyed this dozens of times and the magic never seems to fade.

(Did you know that bock beers are actually a style of lager?)

Stunning color, rich, deep and lovely dark brown-red-black with a great 2 finger head.

Smells of all the nutty, cocoa-ey, molasses-ey, and espresso-ey goodness of all that is doppelbock.

Tastes of the heavens. This is heavy without being weighty, rich without being overpowering, and supremely balanced.

The texture is the best I have had from bottle and pretty much draft (with the exception of the great nitro-tap stouts).

So drinkable it is with the great balance and smooth finish.

Honestly, superb!

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, cloudy, brown. Off-white foamy head. Spotty lacings.

Bubblegum on the nose with a strong fruitiness in the background.

Loads of bubblegum and banana, classic wheat flavour up front. Rummy booze provides a good spine. Understated spice, cloves on the periphery, not as forward as I would have expected. All the while some nice malt flavours, leaning to the dark fruit side.

Lively carbonation, chewy malt body.

A tasty warming beer that drinks really well for the alcohol content.

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Photo of eljefe21
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, but not so much that light doesn't penetrate when held up to it. Massive four-finger head sizzles as it slowly fades.

S: Amazing, strong banana, bubble gum smell. Classic wheat smell that leaps out at you assertively.

T: Strong smell translates to a similar strong taste. Not a subtle wheat taste, but bold banana and bubble gum flavors. Sweet taste really sinks in at the end as the liquid leaves the mouth.

M: Mouthfeel is thick and sticky which helps keep the taste on the tongue. Some slight carbonation.

D: I'm not much of a wheat beer fan, but I love this beer. Classic wheat flavors with a nice assertion. Heavy, high powered beer without drowning in sweetness. Could quaff one of these just about any time of the year.

Served: in a Weizen glass.

Review from notes taken on: 10/17/09.

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Photo of infi
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

Beautifully pours a cloudy dark-brown color which releases a fat pale beige head then resides back down to a small cap. Zero lacing upon the glass. Some carbonation can be found towards the bottom end of the glass. No lacing at all. Smell is very fruity in esters - all banana. There's some bready and wheat characteristics and clove oriented in spice alongside the banana quality.

Taste is initially full of a nice wheat breadiness. The banana flavor is incredibly potent here which eases into the nice hints of clove spiciness - all typical of a weizen. There's some caramel amongst all the breadiness and fruit also. Makes for a nice flavor combination. Towards the end is a nice alcoholic kick and short bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with moderate carbonation. There's a substantial feel of the mini bubbles on the palate. Drinkability is dangerously drinkable. Absolutely delicious and smooth with no immediate taste of the 8.2% ABV. Can't have too many of these on a night. But nonetheless, one of the best German brews I've had.

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Photo of mfkr
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark and Hazy with a 2 finger beige/white head that leaves no lacing.

S - Fruits, some banana, wheat and some alcohol.

T - Spices, Bananas and some fruits, some burned malt flavor appears halfway in and a little bit of alcohol.

M- Medium body with really sharp carbonation and some "warmth" from the alcohol makes a really pleasant experience.

D - Great beer that makes you want to take one more.

Serving: Bottle in a Weissbier glass.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my chimay gobblet the beer is muddy brown with about an inch of tan head. Moderate lace is left behind after settling.

The aroma is spicy malt. Some dark fruit with a dirt like earthiness.

The flavor is malty and spicy. Dark fruits hints of chocolate and tart apples.

Medium body with just a touch of carbonation.Light and lively on the tongue.

Overall a very nice beer. I could see cracking a few of these tonight.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a relatively new German bar at 8th and South in Philly. The bartender was giving me samples from various tap handles as I wanted to try out new German beers I've never had. When he gave me this one, I knew it was a winner.

Although I'm going to have to try this beer again (and again) to give a more thorough review, my first impressions include a nice copper brown color, a wheaty yet tempting yeast smell, and very good overall drinkability. Complimented the german pretzel I had quite nicely. Both the smell & taste were quite complex, so I won't mind sampling some more of these!

12/8/09: Tried this one again in a 500ml botttle. Poured dark copper with great carbonation & thick head. Smells of banana, vanilla/chocolate, & clove stuck out. Tasted like banana and cloves as well as dark & wheat malts. Very appealing w/tanginess and spicy character that hits the tip of your tongue. A very complex beer but worthy of anyone's attention.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 4,523 ratings
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